Distance today 55km at 22km/hr
Its 7pm on Saturday the 29 May 2021- my daddy’s birthday. I got to sing happy birthday to the pops with the family and that makes it a good day indeedy.
I woke this morning before sunrise and enjoyed a cuppa while I slowly packed up and got ready to tackle the day early into Marree. Very excited!!!! A wind had blown up early and I wasn’t sure at that stage which way it was blowing.
On the way out I met Roger and Meredith from Adelaide. Meredith was enjoying an early morning spa, with her beanie on so funny.
I had met these folk in Birdsville and it was great to hear how their Simpson desert crossing had gone. Their boy is a velodrome cyclist competing in the Tokyo Olympics in July, so they’re super interested in cycling and our challenge. They’re travelling with other couples and one of the fellas, Mark from Adelaide donated $20. Thanks Mark!!
That wind was right up our tail yehaaa so it was an awesome ride and so appreciated. With the tail wind we were able to smash out lots of kms before wee wee break called amongst the trees and beep beeps.
It wasn’t long and Marree was on the horizon.
We headed straight to the pub and picked up our postal pack that Wendy collected Friday. I now have my food and other essentials I needed. You’ll be happy to know I have a lip balm so no more bum cream around the mouth 🤣
Gail and Roger are camped next door to me. They’re on a working holiday and currently helping out at the pub. Roger welcomed me with 2x poppers and a coffee and Gail donated $10. The generosity of folk is a beautiful thing and so special to be on the receiving end. It really makes such a difference to feel connected and supported.
I managed to enjoy a sit with Pam and Owen and their puppies Buttons, Meesha and EB. They shouted me a coke and we chatted about travels and the unique challenges we all face to keep good mental health that works. We’re all so different. What’s ‘normal’ is an easy way to social regulate our differences. It causes emotional harm to those who don’t fit the social mould. We are better than that with a capacity for compassion to alleviate suffering that’s often in silence and on antidepressants.
The folk at the pub are so gracious and can’t help enough. They offered a place I could wash and service Banjo and I’ve been able to use the pub washing machine and dryer to sort out the smelly gear. It’s even had fabric softener oh my!!!!! I popped down to the local store and was able to top up on some supplies and food for dinner and breaky. But most of all I was able to call my family and wish my dad a happy birthday. They were having coffee and cake at our local haunt and we could all sing him happy birthday when his cake arrived with a candle. Looooove my family and having service to be able to hear their voices, fills my heart with all the love we share 😘 the best energiser ever!!!!
So now I’m trying to upload my posts with the media and it’s taking a time. So I’ll end off my post there and finish off my have tos before enjoying dinner. Great to be in Marree. Talk soon xx